There are 2 Surya Grahan in 2017 and both are not visible in India, one is at 26 February 2017 (Sunday) and second is 21 August 2017 (Monday).
Timing of Surya Grahan in 2017:
26 February 2017: Not Visible in India
21 August 2017: Not Visible in India
What is Surya Grahan?
Surya grahan is the phenomenon that occurs when moon revolving around earth comes at exact position before sun and causes a shield due to which sun is completely hidden behind the moon causing an eclipse or surya grahan.
Mythological Significance of Surya Grahan
Surya grahan has a different reason as per the Hindu believes, according to our legends it is believed that sun is eaten by either rahu or ketu which causes surya grahan.
Surya and rahu, ketu don’t get along well with each other as when as at samudra manthan when swarbhanu drank amrit surya reported it to vishnu and he released his sudarshan and behead the demon causing two entity rahu and ketu.
Details of Surya grahan 2017
The date of surya grahan will be 26th Feb 2017.
To do and not to do on Surya Grahan
|To Do||Not To Do|
|Chant of auspicious mantras for spiritual uplift is good to do.||Children should not be taken out in the grahan period.|
|Keeping a fast on this day is advised by Vedas.||Marriage ceremonials must not be held on the day of grahan.|
|Keeping away from any physical intimacy is advised on this day.||Do not perform any havan or yagna on this day.|
|Refrain from beginning any important work on this day.||If you plan to eat then do not eat anything that is pre- cooked surya grahan.|
|Taking bath in the holy rivers is considered blissful on this day.||It is extremely avoidable to not eat at the exact time of grahan otherwise could harm in number of ways.|
Pregnant women guidelines for surya grahan
Mantra for Surya Bhagwan Blessing
“ऊँ हृां हृीं सः सूर्याय नमः”